The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 875 853 936
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +83
Permanent jobs citing MOS 42 98 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.092% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 81 42
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -13.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,750 £30,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26665 29396 32773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.55% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23097 26261
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 42 £32,500 +3.17% 3
London -26 17 £36,500 - 1
South East +22 11 £31,500 -8.69%
Northamptonshire +17 7 £32,500 -3.70%
Northampton +13 7 £32,500 -3.70%
East Midlands +10 7 £32,500 -3.70%
City of London +29 6 £42,500 +31.78%
Berkshire +12 5 £36,500 -
Maidenhead - 5 £36,500 -
Surrey - 5 £24,500 -
North West +21 4 £28,000 -10.40% 1
Manchester +6 4 £28,000 +1.81% 1
South West +5 2 £28,750 -24.34%
Bristol - 2 £28,750 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £25,500 -
West Malling - 1 £25,500 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Kidderminster - 1 £45,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 78 (65.55%) ITIL
2 70 (58.82%) MS Office
3 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
4 59 (49.58%) Windows
5 58 (48.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (42.02%) SLA
7 48 (40.34%) Law
8 38 (31.93%) Legal
8 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
9 36 (30.25%) MCP
10 34 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 29 (24.37%) Windows 7
12 27 (22.69%) Cisco
13 22 (18.49%) MCSA
14 21 (17.65%) Blackberry
15 20 (16.81%) Service Delivery
15 20 (16.81%) Smartphone
15 20 (16.81%) SCCM
16 19 (15.97%) MCSE
17 18 (15.13%) VMware
18 17 (14.29%) Finance
18 17 (14.29%) Google
18 17 (14.29%) ITIL V3
18 17 (14.29%) Windows Server
19 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (13.45%) iManage
20 15 (12.61%) HP
20 15 (12.61%) Citrix
20 15 (12.61%) MCDST
20 15 (12.61%) MCTS

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 12 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
3 9 (7.56%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.72%) MS Project Server
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.84%) CMS
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (58.82%) MS Office
2 34 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (10.08%) MS Project
4 8 (6.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.40%) Google Apps
2 8 (6.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) DNS
1 11 (9.24%) Firewall
2 9 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (7.56%) FWSM
2 9 (7.56%) VPN
3 8 (6.72%) LAN
4 7 (5.88%) Internet
4 7 (5.88%) VoIP
4 7 (5.88%) WAN
5 6 (5.04%) Wireless
6 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.52%) SAN
7 3 (2.52%) WebEx
8 2 (1.68%) Intranet
8 2 (1.68%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.84%) 3G
9 1 (0.84%) ADSL
9 1 (0.84%) DHCP
9 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) Crystal Reports
1 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (40.34%) Law
2 38 (31.93%) Legal
3 17 (14.29%) Finance
4 11 (9.24%) Publishing
5 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.20%) Banking
7 3 (2.52%) French Language
7 3 (2.52%) Marketing
8 2 (1.68%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.68%) German Language
8 2 (1.68%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.68%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.84%) Billing
9 1 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (57.98%) Analyst
2 39 (32.77%) Support Analyst
3 31 (26.05%) Service Analyst
3 31 (26.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (15.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 16 (13.45%) Trainer
7 15 (12.61%) IT Trainer
7 15 (12.61%) Team Leader
8 13 (10.92%) Help Desk Analyst
8 13 (10.92%) Windows Support Analyst
9 12 (10.08%) IT Analyst
9 12 (10.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 10 (8.40%) Network Engineer
11 9 (7.56%) Help Desk Engineer
11 9 (7.56%) NOC Engineer
12 8 (6.72%) Network Operations Analyst
12 8 (6.72%) Network Operations Engineer
12 8 (6.72%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) Web Services
2 2 (1.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.68%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 20 (16.81%) Smartphone
3 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
5 11 (9.24%) Client/Server
6 9 (7.56%) iPhone
7 8 (6.72%) e-Learning
8 5 (4.20%) iPad
9 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
10 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
10 3 (2.52%) Replication
10 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.68%) AS400
11 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.68%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.68%) PDA
11 2 (1.68%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 59 (49.58%) Windows
2 29 (24.37%) Windows 7
3 17 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.72%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.04%) Android
7 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.04%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.52%) Linux
9 3 (2.52%) Unix
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (65.55%) ITIL
2 20 (16.81%) Service Delivery
3 17 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 13 (10.92%) Document Management
4 13 (10.92%) Service Desk Management
5 11 (9.24%) CRM
5 11 (9.24%) Service Management
6 10 (8.40%) DevOps
6 10 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.72%) Coaching
9 5 (4.20%) Workflow
10 4 (3.36%) Case Management
10 4 (3.36%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.36%) Time Management
11 3 (2.52%) Line Management
11 3 (2.52%) People Management
11 3 (2.52%) Presales
11 3 (2.52%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.52%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.56%) C
2 5 (4.20%) SQL
3 4 (3.36%) C#
3 4 (3.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (48.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (30.25%) MCP
3 22 (18.49%) MCSA
4 19 (15.97%) MCSE
5 15 (12.61%) MCDST
5 15 (12.61%) MCTS
6 14 (11.76%) CCNA
6 14 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (9.24%) HND
8 10 (8.40%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (7.56%) A+ Certification
9 9 (7.56%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (6.72%) Degree
11 7 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.52%) VTSP
13 2 (1.68%) MCSD
14 1 (0.84%) ECDL
14 1 (0.84%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (42.02%) SLA
2 7 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware ESX
3 10 (8.40%) Samba
4 9 (7.56%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (6.72%) Firmware
5 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.52%) XenApp
7 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.68%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Cacti
3 2 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.69%) Cisco
3 18 (15.13%) VMware
4 17 (14.29%) Google
5 16 (13.45%) iManage
6 15 (12.61%) Citrix
6 15 (12.61%) HP
7 12 (10.08%) Juniper
8 10 (8.40%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.56%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.56%) Extreme Networks
9 9 (7.56%) F5
9 9 (7.56%) Palo Alto
10 8 (6.72%) Apple
11 6 (5.04%) Dell
12 5 (4.20%) Sun
13 4 (3.36%) Avaya
13 4 (3.36%) EMC
13 4 (3.36%) Mitel
14 3 (2.52%) Computacenter
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